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Posted By: Senoufou
20-Feb-19 - 05:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: Should 'Jihadi bride' come back to UK?
Subject: RE: BS: Should 'Jihadi bride' come back to UK?
In my view, compassion isn't rationed. I have the utmost pity for and sympathy with any young person on whatever side of whatever conflict who has been abused, indoctrinated and used as cheap 'cannon fodder'.

I know that many ex-servicemen are traumatised and suffer from PTSD.
They deserve all the help they need to improve their mental health.

I have a particular interest (because my husband has studied this) in cases of young African boys who have been forced to carry weapons and fight in civil wars. (Rwanda, Cote d'Ivoire for example) They were/are drugged to dampen their fear and probably mentally damaged for life.

By wishing for better treatment for one casualty one doesn't therefore not care about all the others.